Research & Academia



  • Integration of an active research data system with a data repository to streamline the research data lifecycle: Pure-NOMAD case study; SI Conte, F Fina, M Psalios, S Reyal, T Lebl, A Clements - Presented at IDCC 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Waiting to be published (pdf)
  • Depth perception with gaze-contingent depth of field; M Mauderer, SI Conte, MA Nacenta, D Vishwanath - In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 2014 (Honorable Mention Award) (pdf)
  • Using Gaze-contingent Depth of Field to Facilitate Depth Perception; M Mauderer, SI Conte, MA Nacenta, D Vishwanath - i-Perception, 2014


  • A graph-based versioning storage to overcome data inconsistencies across bullying microservices; Simone Conte - UK Systems Research Challenges 2019 Workshop
  • The Sea of Stuff: a step towards the grand unified theory of data; Simone Conte, Graham Kirby, Alan Dearle - UK Systems Research Challenges 2019 Workshop
  • Architecture for End-To-End Data Management; Alan Dearle, Simon Dobson, Shyam Reyal, Simone Conte - Workshop Poster JISC Research Data Spring, Birmingham 2015 (pdf)
  • Utility of Gaze-contingent DOF Blur for Depth Perception; Michael Mauderer, Simone Conte and Miguel Nacenta - ITS 2013 Workshop on Visual Adaptation of Interfaces (pdf)


  • Presented a Poster titled Managing Shared Mutable Data in a Distributed Environment using Context at the SICSA PhD Conference 2015, Glasgow
  • Presented a Poster titled Modelling Context and Provenance in a Sea of Stuff at TaPP 2015, Edinburgh (Abstract)

Theses and Dissertations

  • PhD Thesis
    The Sea of Stuff: a Model to Manage Shared Mutable Data in a Distributed Environment (pdf, github)
  • BSc Dissertation
    HaptiQ: A Haptic Device for Graph Exploration by People with Visual Disabilities (Lockheed Martin Award for Software Engineer 2014) (pdf, poster, github)
  • IB EE (Mathematics)
    What are tensors and how can they applied to mechanics? (Grade: A) (pdf)



While doing my PhD, I also help some professors and lecturers to supervise some of their final year and master students.

I have helped with the supervision of the following students:

  • Michalis Psalios (BSc) with Prof. Simon Dobson. Michalis is developing a new tool for visualising NMR data for the NOMAD system (pdf, poster, source code).
  • Jake Rivett (BSc) with Prof. Simon Dobson. Jake developed a novel algorithm to predict chemical structures while being drawn (pdf, poster, source code).
  • Joshua Donohue-Channon (MSc) with Dr. Dharini Balasubramaniam. Josh worked on the design of a generic version control tool for scientists (pdf, source code).
  • Anke Shi (MSc) with Dr. Tom Kelsey and Mr. Shyam Reyal. Anke designed and implemented a generic booking system for scientific workflows (pdf).

Academic Service

I assisted in marking coursework for the following modules: “The Internet and the Web: Concepts and Programming” (CS2003), “Software Engineering” (CS3051), “Artificial Intelligence” (CS3105), and “Advanced Computer Science” (CS5001).

I volunteered during visiting days for perspective students, in which I gave a 20 minutes lecture on basic Java and Robocode.

I taught a 16 hours Basic Computer Science course to high school students (summer 2016 and 2017)

Honours & Awards

  • Lockheed Martin Award at the Young Software Engineer Award of the Year 2014 (Scotland)
  • Dean’s List, University of St. Andrews, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • PSYCS Scholarship, University of St. Andrews, 2012
  • Rookie Inspiration Award, Team 3368, FIRST Competition, 2010
  • UWC Italian Scholarship, 2008-2010